ShellExecute to open website (doesn't work in Windows 8)

Hi,

Following code worked fine until windows 8 (EDI Delphi XE2).
ShellExecute(Application.Handle,'Open', PChar(IWebsite.Text) ,Nil,Nil,SW_SHOW);

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Somehow it doesn't find the webbrowser even though all other apps in windows do. So nothing happens.

In "Standard programs" in Windows, the default webbrowser is set to:
"Use current webbrowser".

Is there a way to solve / force this?
Stef MerlijnDeveloperAsked:
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GavComCommented:
taken from http://snippets.pro/snippet/22-open-url-in-a-default-browser/

uses Winapi.ShellAPI;
...
 
procedure OpenURL(url:string);
begin
  ShellExecute(Handle, 'open', pChar(url), nil, nil, SW_NORMAL);
end;

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Stef MerlijnDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much.
Setting the default browser explicitly worked for me.
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